Guesting with A Rare Ruby Crafts

Second post for today
If your looking for YNS Sketch and Challenge post, click here


Hello everyone!! I have the honor of being my friend, Ruby’s, guest blogger today!  I’m truly excited about it.  I met Ruby on Instagram and its been a delight hanging out with her.

Here is a sneak peak of the cards that I created for her:



Head on over to her blog, A Rare Ruby Crafts to see the full reveal and to get to know a little bit more about me!

I hope to see all of you over there!

Thank you so much for stopping by!




YNS Feature Day – Kids

Hello everyone!!!  I’ here today with another YNS creation to inspire you and a chance to win a stamp set of your choice!!

On the 22nd of the month, YNS Design Team creates more samples featuring YNS products and shares them with all of you!!

The super duper awesome part of it all besides our awesome samples, you could win a stamp set of your choice!!  Now how super cool is that!!

Scroll to the bottom to find out how!!

This month we are focusing on “Kids”!!  The DT created projects related to kids.

Now take a look at the card I created to inspire you:

What's Up Bookmarkers (YNS)

YNS Supplies: Fred and Ginger, Bookmark/Tag Die Set

Other Supplies: Tombow Irojiten Coloring Pencils 1 and 2, Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Black Ink, Brown Ribbon

The giraffe from this stamp set is so funny.  I thought he would make my daughter and niece smile when they opened their books.

What do you think?  Let me know below.

Now on to that prize!!


All you have to do is leave a comment on the YNS blog by August 26th for a chance to WIN a YNS stamp set of your choice!!  Super simple and easy!!  You will get to see my fellow DT’s projects as well.

So head on over, you don’t want to miss this one!!

Supplies used:
 Fred and Ginger

Thank you for stopping by!


CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Inspiration Photo

Hello everyone!  I’m here today with CS Take It Make It Design Team for our CS Take It Make It: Take a Technique Challenge Inspiration Photo!!!

This month’s theme is Take a Technique: Embossing!!This means using texture paste or embossing paste on your project or using a technique such as embossing, either embossing powder or embossing folders. Anything that gives your project a “touchy-feely” style!!

Take a look at my card:

You lift me up (TIMI)

I am so tickled about this card!  That little giraffe from Wplus9 Party Animal Stamp Set is the cutest little thing I’ve seen lately.

I original colored this image for Kathy’s 30 day coloring challenge this past Wednesday.




I colored this image while on the train to work.  Coloring everyday had made my commute to work that much easier!!

When I was done, I was happy about the giraffe, but not with the balloon.  I used my Derwent Intense Watercolor Pencils with a water brush.  I wasn’t happy with the water brush.  So, when I arrived home I used a small paint brush for a smoother effect.

Totally love how that turned out.

To create the rest of the card:

I embossed my card base with Stampin’ Up! Decorative Dots Textured Embossing Folder.

I fussy cut my giraffe and balloon and adhered the entire piece using 3M foam tape.

I used my Misti to stamp my sentiment that came from the stamp set with My Favorite Things Hybrid Black Ink.

Nice and easy!!

Now its your turn to play along with us.

We have a great prize pack for you.

We have two prizes to offer this month, the first is our sponsor prize. This winner will be chosen randomly from all of the entries in the challenge! The sponsor for June is:

Rubber Dance

Rubber Dance Store

Random Winners will win a voucher worth £20!

Winners amount

Our second winner is our Design Winner. This winner is chosen by our DT, who all vote for their favorite design from all of the entries. This winner will have their winning project published in Craft Stamper Magazine, they will have a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and will also feature in their very own Winners Profile blog post!

Now if that isn’t a reason to play along I’m not sure what is!!

I can’t wait to see what you come up with.

Supplies used:

wplus9 party animal Intense watercolor pencils Decorative Dots Embossing FolderMisti MFT Hybrid Black Ink3M Double Coated Foam Tape

Thanks for stopping by!